Get Creative With Colorful Rugs

We love color and have no problem listing our favorites. And yet… we’re often afraid to incorporate new colors into our home interior design. We’ll fall absolutely in love with the colorful room pictured in a magazine only to put it down and find we’re sitting in a colorless room.

Why is this? Fear. We’re afraid of bringing the “wrong” colors into our home. Well, with a few tips, getting color right is a breeze.


Keep in mind the color of your floors. If you’re choosing an area rug with a pattern, you want it to complement your floor. For example, a dark-colored rug will look best on a light-colored floor and vice versa. Complementary colors make a visually appealing statement.

Add new colors. While your rug can match in the colors of your room, you can also use it to introduce new colors. For example, if your walls or window covers are largely neutral, adding stripes or splashes of bright colors in a rug adds vibrancy to the space.

Create an atmosphere. Do you want your room to have a casual or a formal feel? The color of your area rug can help you to achieve just that. Think about the feeling each color will bring to your room. Decide the atmosphere you’re looking to create and then do the research to figure out what color will best create it.

Don’t play it too safe. A brightly colored area rug can be just the thing your space is missing. Don’t be afraid to test something out you wouldn’t normally.

But don’t overdo it. You don’t want your room to feel too chaotic with different colors everywhere you look. If you’ve already brought enough color into your room with other pieces, consider a neutral color for your area rug. Neutrals will prevent your room from overwhelming the eye, and as a bonus, they’re timeless.

Renew, Rejuvenate, Redo!

Dover Rug & Home is always exploring the newest products and services available so we can provide more possibilities for our customers and their homes. Rugs have the power to alter a room completely and bring life and color to one that was once drab and out of date. They can also lift your spirit and rejuvenate your house by transforming an old room into your favorite room.

The past several months are peak “buying” times for our industry and we had the privilege of attending trade shows all over the world to see firsthand the newest trends in rugs and floor coverings. From Atlanta to Las Vegas, from South Asia to Europe, the rugs and carpets available this coming season are exquisite! They are modern, uplifting and they artistically combine textures and materials in unexpected ways. There is no better way to ward off winter blues than by giving the interior of your home a face-lift, starting with rugs and carpets!

We are thrilled to bring these products back to our showrooms in Natick and Boston. We realize not everyone’s taste is the same so we feature styles from a variety of cultures and from talented artists who combine textures and materials in unparalleled, intricate patterns. A few highlights of the new rugs we have in stock are:


Slate gray, blue and taupe riff on the transitional style, 100% wool hand knotted carpet. Made in India.


Dark gray contemporary pattern at home in a modern or traditional setting, wool and silk blend carpet. Made in India.


Designed in a modernized style, variegated earth toned wool and silk blend carpet. Made in Nepal.


Pale gold and ivory wool and silk blend rug, fashion forward inspired by the classic designs of the past. Made in Nepal.


Taupe colorways wool and silk blend designed with contemporary flair. Made in Nepal.

We invite you to experience what’s new and exciting in the world of rugs by stopping by one of our showrooms. We look forward to your visit!